How to Have & Keep a Joyful Attitude

How to Have & Keep a Joyful Attitude

Having a joyful attitude comes easy on days when everything is right on track. But on days when the medication doesn’t seem to work or when the walls feel like they are closing in, it can become easy to be weary and restless. During weeks in which the Barometric Chart can show others how rough the migraine days have been, it is easy to get lost in the pain. Like many other emotions, being joyful is a choice. Having a…

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Smarter Kitchen: Rich & Creamy Shrimp and Mushroom Fettuccine

Smarter Kitchen: Rich & Creamy Shrimp and Mushroom Fettuccine

Here is a dish that isn’t for the crock pot but can be on the table in 30 minutes! This Rich & Creamy Shrimp and Mushroom Fettuccine is definitely a way to work smart in the kitchen and this is one of my kids favorite meals! As most others, my recipes are inspired by recipes I have seen. I do not remember where I got the original recipe but I have added new ingredients, doubled the sauce recipe ingredients (almost)…

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5 Self-Care Tools to Use on Bad Days

5 Self-Care Tools to Use on Bad Days

As much as we want to say that all of our days are filled with roses and sunshine, we all know that it isn’t possible to have good days all the time. It really isn’t having a bad day that can create turmoil in our lives, it is how we manage ourselves while we are in the middle of it all. The tricks we employ for self-care can make all the difference on those days that make us want to…

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Ramblings of Someone with Writer’s Block

Ramblings of Someone with Writer’s Block

I have had a small run of writer’s block and it is frustrating knowing there are topics out there but nothing comes to mind. I sit and stare at my ceiling hoping something will cross my mind that is worthy of a blog title. That is usually how inspiration hits me. Letting my mind wander until it drifts onto something good. Today is not one of those days and no matter what crosses my mind it isn’t a blog topic….

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Product Review: Beautycounter – Migraine Friendly Cosmetics

Product Review: Beautycounter – Migraine Friendly Cosmetics

Most people that have migraines experience issues with strong smells and walking through a Department Store with its cosmetics counter in the middle of the store can be a nightmare. Even wearing cosmetics can create problems between the harsh ingredients and the smells that linger all day. That is why, when Misty, a friend of mine had an online Beautycounter party I asked for samples. I had to know how it smelled before I could even care how well it…

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Smarter Kitchen: Jen’s Slow Cooker Brunswick Stew

Smarter Kitchen: Jen’s Slow Cooker Brunswick Stew

Nothing says comfort food like a nice big bowl of hearty Brunswick Stew! This traditional dish is famous in the south, so famous that there is a battle brewing over what state it belongs to. Brunswick, Georgia and Brunswick County, Virginia both lay claim to this rich stew. To find out more about this delicious feud, read this Southern Living Article. The good people of both the town of Brunswick, Georgia, and Brunswick County, Virginia, equally and passionately claim to…

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7 Things You Can Do For Someone with Chronic Illness

7 Things You Can Do For Someone with Chronic Illness

In my experience, most people do not know how to respond to someone that has a long term illness. They feel like nothing they do is going to help the situation. To compound this, the person who is sick is waiting on someone to help but doesn’t know how to ask. This is a vicious cycle that leads to the isolation most people with chronic illness experience and ends with broken relationships. With that being said, there are always those…

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Letter to my Brain

Letter to my Brain

Last week, several people wrote letters to their brain. I made a comment on Jay’s post over at beardedigor.wordpress.com that I would be afraid of what I would say. He said I should do it…Challenge Accepted! Dear Brain, What On Earth is going on up there? For the many years you would act up on rare occasions but then you decided to be naughty every single day. It was bad enough when my the right side of my face would droop and…

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4 Ways to Make Something Good Out of Bad

4 Ways to Make Something Good Out of Bad

I am sure that most everyone has heard the phrase, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade”. If only life were as easy as adding some sugar and water to some fresh squeezed lemon juice. Unfortunately, life can be down right hard sometimes and can throw things at us that sets our lives spinning. It is much easier to sit back, go on auto-pilot and be angry or depressed. It is much harder to look for ways to make something good come out of it.

Happy Birthday America!

Happy Birthday America!

Happy Birthday America! Being a History geek I get to the Holidays, like July 4, that are rich in history and I just want to watch Documentaries. I love learning about the History of America and how we came to be where we are. So for this blog post, I want to share with you my favorite Documentary Series and my favorite book so you can learn more about the American Revolution. I will follow it off with a beautiful…

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